The newest Wolfenstein video game is being criticized by the alt-right (or as we like to call them, “white nationalists”). Specifically, they’re objecting to a tweet which included the phrase “Make America Nazi-Free Again” and its #NoMoreNazis hashtag:
— Wolfenstein (@wolfenstein) October 5, 2017
A number of alt-right idiots have complained to Bethesda, the creators of the new game.
Yeah well I wasn't about to play a game about endlessly killing white people anyway. GTA San Andreas is more my speed.
— Götz (@Gotz_Iron_Hand) October 6, 2017
Sheesh get your politics out of my games yeeeeeesh man.
— Apsley May (@ChampionofKosm) October 6, 2017
Making America Judenfrei looks a lot better.
— John Stevens (@JohnStevens701) October 6, 2017
Cool. Didn't know Bethesda teamed with SJWs and ANTIFA!
— Levi DeRosier (@LeviDeRosier) October 5, 2017
One of our “favorites” is this one, which has since been deleted:
Strangely, for a group that grew out of Gamergate and 4chan, the alt-right isn’t up on their gaming history.
Wolfenstein is an extremely long-running Video game series — the first Wolfenstein game was made in 1981. The first two, Castle Wolfenstein and Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, was a two-dimensional adventure game. The third game, 1992’s Wolfenstein 3D, formed the basis for the rest of the series, however. It changed the game into a first-person shooter, as all Wolfenstein games since have been. Wolfenstein 3D is even credited with first popularizing the first-person shooter genre.
Across the 11 Wolfenstein games, one thing has remained the same — the general story. In the games you play as B.J. Blazkowicz, an American spy. Your enemy: The Third Reich. Admittedly, it’s not always been the most historically accurate — at the end of Wolfenstein 3D, you literally kill Hitler in a robot suit.
Though the later games have delved more into a Man In The High Castle-style bit of alternate history, the Nazis have always been the bad guys in Wolfenstein.
In fact, the newest game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, takes place in an alternate universe where the Nazis won WWII. This game is set in 1961, in Nazi-occupied America — hence the slogan “Make America Nazi-Free Again.”
Of course, it just so happens that the slogan happens to mirror the current state of America and hints at the Trump election slogan, “Make America Great Again.” And that’s one of the reasons we love this campaign. Thankfully, we’re not the only ones — though a number of Nazi-sympathizers have come out of the woodwork to complain, there are also some great tweets praising Bethesda.
Wolfenstein Social Media Manager, you’re doing amazing sweetie pic.twitter.com/bmc6YT0Akm
— vid (@vid_icarus) October 5, 2017
I bet somewhere out there, some dude has watched a movie like Inglorious Basterds and was like: "Fucking antifa sjw's made this movie"
— Shane Kelly (@speedboostedboy) October 6, 2017
It seems like some of the people in these replies are füherious over killing Nazis.
— Tyler Barnett (@TylerBarnett95) October 6, 2017
Wheres the part where B.J. Blazkowicz vows to never resort to violence but attacks their ideas with superior arguments and then is executed?
— Fink Alda (@FinkAlda) October 6, 2017
I suck at Bethesda games but I'm getting this game because, as we all know pic.twitter.com/x9uMuMxhcO
— 🍂 Kyla Elena 🍂 (@kylaelena) October 6, 2017
Though our favorite might be this subtle pun:
I did alt-right this coming.
— Dolfin Dolfin (@PuffyCurry) October 5, 2017